Alex Trebek He searched his pockets again to help a homeless shelter take off a new facility, more than double his previous donation for a very similar cause.
Ken Craft – founder of Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission – tells TMZ … Alex gave $ 500k of his own money to help Hope of the Valley with a new homeless shelter they intend to build over the next year or so in the San Fernando valley.
This new initiative is mega, they call it Hope Central, and they tell us it will be a 50,000-square-foot facility that will house homeless people in the area. The team is currently looking for properties and will begin construction in 2021, now, much more easily thanks to Alex.
Now keep in mind … AT’s latest donation comes immediately after another generous move: giving Hope of the Valley a $ 100k donation for another facility he’s working on in North Hollywood.
Well, we are told that Alex and his wife, CowboyHe actually went out on Tuesday to tour that facility, which has an entire wing named after him. Specifically, the largest room in that building, the Alex and Jean Trebek multipurpose room, where people eat and relax.
At some point in the day, Trebek and company. He also toured another facility that HOTV is building in Van Nuys, and somewhere along the way, they were also seen hitting a Home Depot nearby, rocking helmets and face masks.
As for this last donation, Ken tells us that it made him cry. He also says that the Trebeks told him that they hoped he would stimulate others to donate / help the homeless crisis.
Apparently Alex and Jean feel that society tends to dismiss homeless people as nothing more than drunkards and addicts. However, they clearly do not feel that this is the case.
Charitable and inspiring … two more reasons why Alex is so loved.